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A master class in growing mushrooms!

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CANBERRA City Farm, the local community not-for-profit organisation creating learning hubs about responsible food production and sustainable living, are running a 1 day course on how to grow gourmet mushrooms at home on Sunday June 7.

“This course is being run by mushroom expert Will Borowski who is coming all the way from Tasmania,” said Jodie Pipkorn, President of Canberra City Farm.

“And it is set to be a wonderfully informative, practical and hands-on course.

This course will include:

  • how to grow gourmet mushrooms at home;
  • the basics of mushroom propagation that can be adapted to many mushroom varieties;
  • how to inoculate logs with dowels and spawn; and how to grow mushrooms on straw, coffee grounds and a host of other compostables.

You will also get to take home a range of resources, including: a fruiting bag of oyster mushrooms; an inoculated shiitake log; knowledge and comprehensive course notes; and ongoing support and discounts through membership to the Forest Fungi Culture Club.

“The best thing about this course is that it’s another demonstration of how Canberran’s can be growing even more of their own food in and around their home,” Jodie said.

This course will be taking place on Sunday June 7 2015 from 9am to 5pm, at the Canberra City Farm Turner Garden. The cost of the course is: Early bird $165 (Canberra City Farm members) $185 (non-members), and after 7 May $185 (Canberra City Farm members) $205 (non-members).

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